SADIQABAD-The tehsil municipal administration has failed to remove heaps of garbage piled up in different localities of the city, affecting not only people’s health but also creating environmental pollution.

During a survey conducted by this correspondent, residents of different areas of the city said that the TMA indifference has turned the city into a waste dump. They said that heaps of garbage in different localities, especially in Public Colony, speak volumes about the negligence of the TMA officials, adding the sewerage system is also in worst condition, causing huge water accumulation in the city. They expressed grave concerns over the rising trash, saying the stink arising from the trash is creating health hazards for the residents.

The affected local residents were of the view that they are unable to take breath in fresh environment due to presence of the ill smell arising from the trash. A large number of mosquitoes and flies have aggravated the situation, which has posed the threat of outbreak of diseases like cholera and malaria among the residents. “Despite the repeated appeals made by the people, the TMA officials have turned a blind eye to the situation, leaving the people at mercy of the garbage and sewage,” they regretted.

Residents including Nadeem Ahmed, Ali Khan and Nazar Muhammad demanded Rahim Yar Khan DCO to take notice of the grave situation and order the officials concerned to ensure cleanliness arrangements in the city at the earliest.

MP EDUCATES MOTORCYCLISTS

Motorways Police Beat-24 officials educate motorcycles about safe driving and ways to avert accidents.

The activity was organised under the directives of National Highways and Motorways IG Police Shoukat Hayat and Sector Commander Abdul Khalil here the other day.

On the occasion, Motorways Police Beat-24 DSP Muhammad Humayun advised the motorcyclists to use helmet while driving motorbikes. He also educated them about the importance of placing side mirrors on motorbike. Officer Zahoorul Hassan advised the motorcycle riders to obey traffic rules, adding never let underage boys riding motorbikes.